Monday, July 18, 2011
What a week!!
We had a crazy storm go through the Chicago land area last week. We were without power for 4 days, without internet for 5. But the mess is all cleaned up, and the world is back to good again. Now we just have to be ready for the heat wave coming our way. Without power, it makes it a bit difficult for me to sew (I can't do anything by hand!).
This weekend I did FINALLY finish the Baltimore Album Quilt (also referred to by my daughters as the Boston Baked Bean quilt and the old lady quilt). I am pleased as punch. I've been working on this for over 3 years, it was suppose to be completed by the end of June for Myra's PhD challenge. I could have finished by then if I wouldn't have been so crazy about taking those first few quilting stitches. It took me two weeks to get the nerve to get it started!
Now I know you're all sick of seeing this one, but I promise it's the last time. I really do have show that it's finished right??? I did have to wash it as the chalk marks did not come out completely, but the washing gives it a nice little puff I think. Usually I cut the binding fabric as soon as I know what I want to use and set it aside so I don't use it on something else. But this time, I looked and looked for that binding and couldn't find it anywhere. Then I remembered I where the binding went, on my snowman collector quilt!! Lucky for me I had something close. The binding is just a tad darker than the sashing red, but I'm pleased with it. Mostly cuz it's done!! Yippee!!!
So that only leaves 1 lonely quilt on my waiting to be quilted list. And that one I'm surprised ever even made it to the list!! But I think it's going to be a while for machine quilting. I've gotten it out of my system for a while. All those feathers on a DMS, well it'll be a while before I do something like that again!!
Hope everyone has a great week and stays cool.
Posted by Sue Daurio at 8:06 AM